USA’s Dana VOLLMER to be inducted as Honor Swimmer into ISHOF Class of 2024

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American Dana Vollmer is a three-time Olympian, competing in 2004, 2012, and 2016, who specialized in the freestyle and the butterfly events.  She is a five-time Olympic gold medalist and broke six world records.

At the age of 12, Vollmer was the youngest swimmer to compete at the 2000 Olympic Trials,  however, she did not make the team. Four years later, Vollmer did make the 2004 Centennial Olympic Games in Athens, where she won her first Olympic gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 800m freestyle relay, setting a new world record, breaking one which had stood for the previous 17 years. She just missed making the 2008 Olympic team, but that did not discourage her.  At the London Games in 2012, Vollmer had qualified for the 100-meter butterfly and she walked away with her first individual Olympic gold medal of the Olympics, while also setting a new world record.  In addition, she swam as a member of the 800m freestyle relay, where she and her teammates won gold, and then again in the 4 x 100 medley relay, where the USA women’s team again won the gold, breaking the world record, previously set by China in 2009.

17 months after giving birth to her first son, in March 2015, Vollmer was in top shape again and ready for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  She walked away from her third Games not only with a medal of each color: a gold in the 400m medley relay, a silver in the 400m freestyle relay and a bronze in the 100m butterfly, but as the only Mother in the sport of swimming to win a gold medal.

Vollmer won a total of 32 medals in major international competitions, including 19 gold, eight silver and five bronze medals.  The events included the Olympic Games, the FINA World Championships, the Pan American Games, the Pan-Pac Championships, and the Goodwill Games, making her one of the most decorated Olympic female swimmers.

Come join Vollmer and the rest of this year’s class of 2024 in Fort Lauderdale.  If you cannot join us, please consider making a donation.

To make a donation, click here: https://www.ishof.org/donate/

This year’s International Swimming Hall of Fame Honorees include:

Honor Swimmers:

Lars Frölander (SWE)

Daniel Gyurta (HUN)

Dana Vollmer (USA)

1976 Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Gold Medal Relay Team (USA)

(Includes Shirley Babashoff, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton*, Jill Sterkel)

Honor Divers:

Alexandre Despatie (CAN)

Yulia Pakhalina (RUS)

Wu Minxia (CHN) 2023

Honor Artistic Swimmer:

Virginie Dedieu (FRA)

Honor Water Polo Players:

Carmela “Lilli” Allucci (ITA)

Vladimir Akimov* (USSR)

Honor Coach:

Dennis Pursley (USA)

Honor Contributor:

Dale Neuburger (USA)

ISHOF 59th Annual Honoree Induction weekend

~ HOTEL INFORMATION ~

Host Hotel:  Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort & Spa

To make reservations click here: https://book.passkey.com/e/50757008

321 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 467-1111.   Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $229 per night, 

Additional Hotel Option: 

Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale Beach

 Book your group rate for Honoree Ceremony

440 Seabreeze Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316 (954) 524-8733

Special ISHOF Guest Rate of $169 – $199 per night

 ~ TICKET INFORMATION ~

Friday, October 4, 2024: Includes:   

The Masters International Swimming Hall of Fame (MISHOF) Induction Ceremony

The ISHOF Aquatic Awards presented by AquaCal and

The ISHOF Specialty Awards

Click here to purchase tickets:  MISHOF/AWARDS

Saturday, October 5, 2024: Includes  

The 59th Annual International Swimming Hall of Fame Honoree Induction Ceremony

The Al Schoenfield Media Award and

The 2024 ISHOF Gold Medallion Award

 Click here to purchase tickets:   INDUCTION

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